Kindle Retrospect and Discovering New Authors

Thursday December 9, 2010

Okay, I know that I have said that Kindle's were the devil and that I would be a hardcore traditional book fan forever and ever. As I've said before...how can one cuddle up with a blanket, get cozy and read a piece of hardware? The whole thing just feels weird to me! Anyway, I digress...a few days ago my husband (who notoriously gives Christmas presents early because he is so excited to give them) handed me my present. What was it? Maybe you've already guessed...yes, he bought me a Kindle? Why? Somewhere along the way he figured I needed to at least try it.....

Well, I let it sit there for a day or two, I'd glance at it every so often but unwilling to actually turn it on and see what it had to offer. Finally, last Saturday my curiosity got the best of me. The first thing I did was go to the Kindle store and I wanted to see what the Best Sellers were for YA and Teen ebooks....as a librarian I should know this right??? Anyway, I perused the many books offered and I came upon an author I've never heard of, plus the ebook was only 99 cents! It was number twelve on the Teen top sellers so I thought what the heck and bought it. Well, I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised! I zipped right through it and bought the sequel (this one was $2.99, but still!) It was great too, I can't wait for book number 3 to come out in January! Here they are...

Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1)
by Amanda Hocking
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it. 

Torn (Trylle Trilogy #2)
Wendy thought she finally understood who she was and what she wanted, but everything changes when the rival Vittra come after her.

She's caught between two worlds, torn between love and duty, and she must decide what  life she is meant to lead.

Ascend, Trylle Trilogy Book #3 is coming out in January 2011

Visit the Trylle Trilogy Webiste HERE

Because I like this series so much I also downloaded another of the authors books....
Hollowland
It's about zombies and it's creepy and it's awesome...

"This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.



I'm not quite done with this one but it is really good and really creepy! Anyway, not really book reviews but a recommendation for a newly found author :)

P.S. I will still ALWAYS prefer a book, but I don't detest the Kindle as much as I used to...they serve a purpose :)

1 comments:

A Tale of Many Reviews said...

Amanda Hocking got me started on ebooks too early last summer with her 'My Blood Approves' series. I love the Trylle Trilogy as well. Ebooks have allowed me to read authors that I never would have been able to read the traditional publishing route. Some of these books are better than those by big publishing names, IMO. I adore my Kindle and can snuggle up with it, or take a bubble bath just as easily as I can a print book. I think there is a place for both. I remember when I thought CDs were a fad and everyone would go back to tapes. lol I no longer resist change, but embrace it. :D